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North IslandWaikatoRaglan

Not *just* for surfers

PiwiWiwi might have a silly name, but we're totally serious about New Zealand road trips.

For details of our availability, take a look at our website - piwiwiwi.co.nz/booking/booking-enquiry
NEWSFLASH - we're open for the Lions Tour (June / July 2017)

Our campervans are fully kitted out to comfortably transport you (and your surfboards) around New Zealand checking everything our country has to offer (beaches, walks, waterfalls, vineyards, or museums - whatever floats your particular boat...)

We have vans tall enough to stand up in yet small enough to park easily. They are all well equipped - we've been campervanning for years, so know what you need and what gets in the way - you just need to bring your clothes, buy some food, and you're away. Our vans have stereos that you can plug your iPod into (you can’t have a road trip without a soundtrack) and USB charging points to keep your gadgets full of juice.

All of our vans are certified SELF CONTAINED so you have access to NZ's beautiful FREEDOM CAMPING spots.

Who wants to start their holiday in a busy city, driving a new van (on the other side of the road) straight after a long flight? With us you can skip that unnecessary hassle. Let us pick you up at the airport and drive you to Raglan where you can start your holiday being nice and relaxed in a beautiful Kiwi seaside town - what's not to like?

Our customers seem to be happy with what we do... why not give us a go too?

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Chilling in a PiwiWiwi HiAce Surf Campervan

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Raglan-by-the-Sea, the perfect place to start your New Zealand roadtrip. We can chauffeur you the 2 hours from Auckland saving you the stress of driving a new vehicle on the wrong side of the road in a busy city while jet-lagged!

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    HiAce Surf Campervan

    The Original Surf Campervan - now certified Self Contained

114 reviews with the most recent first, showing page 1 of 9.

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Gert van der Lugt


Ranking: 10/10

We have been travelling with a PiwiWiwi van for 6 weeks around the North and South Island in Februari and March with 2 adults and our 4 year old son. Niall and Anna were very helpfull, answering all questions, especially in the months before the pickup. It all gave us a good feeling about the booking and PiwiWiwi itself. We had a great time and the van met our expectations. When we had some problems with the breaks, they managed to have it solved right the next day which was on a Saturday!!

Great service, fully equiped and well maintained / perfect running vans!

Thanks Niall and Anna!

Reviewed 16 days ago

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Sofia Vadman


Ranking: 10/10

Great service! Really really great service, and that's worth a lot! Comfortable campervan and great to have solar panels on the roof so you never have to worry about electricity. Got a very good price too since we picked up a deal from their website to drive the van back up north.

Reviewed 30 days ago

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Andreas Herzog


Ranking: 10/10

Thanks to Anna and Niall for the lovely and very useful campervan. We really enjoyed travelling with 'Jimmy' through New Zealand. The van is very well equipped, reduced to the max and easy to drive. And you get a free shuttle from and to Auckland Aitport. We highly recommend the PiwiWiwi Campervans!

Reviewed about 1 month ago

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Garrett South

United States

Ranking: 10/10

PiwiWiwi was very easy to work with. The camper van was very well-maintained and comfortable. We had a great trip and would highly recommend PiwiWiwi!

Reviewed about 1 month ago

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michel labrecque


Ranking: 10/10

Everything was perfect.
Anna and Neill are dedicated to offer the best service. And they provide it!
The campervan was well-designed and well-equiped. It fulfilled all our needs for a fabulous one-month trip to North and South Island.
We higlhy recommend Piwiwiwi!

Reviewed 2 months ago

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Patricia Pharr-Snyder

United States

Ranking: 10/10

Through the referral of some like minded friends in Canada we discovered Piwiwiwi Campervans. We were picked up at the airport in Auckland by Niall who then drove the two of us to Raglan. There we met with Anna to go over the campervan and the brief but necessary paperwork. Then we were off for an incredible 4 weeks exploring. No itinerary, just the way we like it. The campervan was outfitted with everything we needed. Anna also loaned us useful guidebooks and we used the Rankers Camping NZ app for navigation and selecting campsites. That reliable, efficient Toyota was our home and even though the roads of New Zealand are narrow and winding (plus frequently windy and wet) the handling of the campervan was smooth. We liked that Piwiwiwi is a small company with friendly, helpful owners. Niall and Anna obviously respect and care about New Zealand and want their clients to have a positive experience.

Reviewed 3 months ago

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Gabriel Wappler


Ranking: 10/10

Amazing time with PiwiWiwi. The campervan is in great shape and rental is easygoing and straightforward - no hidden or extra costs. Everything you need is included. Anna & Niall are so nice - they really take the time to help you with your trip and answer all the questions about insurance, repair costs, etc. They gave us many great tips for outdoor activities and surf spots. Also if we had any questions on the road we could call them day or night. The campervan is perfect - everything has its place, comfortable bed, alot of storage and because the vehicle is not to big - its very easy to park and maneuver. The surf straps in the campervan are genius. We could store away 4 surfboards easily and they were never in the way.

We will book with them again for sure. We had such a great time in NZ!

Reviewed 7 months ago and experienced in April 2016

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Emma Gaylord


Ranking: 10/10

Niall and Anna were very easy to communicate with from the beginning of the rental process via email and by phone when on the road. Once we arrived in NZ they were extremely accommodating in terms of picking us up from the airport and dropping us back off two months later. They provided a great, very detailed, walk through of the van and how to trouble shoot things if necessary. They also provided us with loads of info on great places to check out, road rules and off line road apps to use. They were so excited for us to start our 2 month adventure and we were very happy with the camper van and loved having it as our home all around the north and south island. Overall, they are down to earth, awesome people, who love to travel and love to help other travellers see NZ the right way!!!! Thank you Niall and Anna for your great customer service, you helped make our trip unforgettable :)

Reviewed 7 months ago and experienced in September 2015

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Melanie Keller


Ranking: 10/10

We had an awsome trip with Piwiwiwi Campervans! Anna and Niall were really nice and helpful throughout our trip! They had a lot if good advices for outdoor tours as well as for surfing and they were also very flexible with the return of the campervan - as we liked it so much we actually extended our trip two times!!!
The vans are in perfect shape and you can also drive gravel roads with it - no problem! the size of the van is perfect for couples - the bed is comfy and big enough for 2 pax. and
the surf straps are genius - the surfboards are safely stored away if you don't need it! New Zealand was a real highlight the campervan was the perfect way to do it! We really can recommend Piwiwiwi: service, product and experience are a 10+!

Reviewed 8 months ago and experienced in March 2016

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Gerry Fijal


Ranking: 10/10

We travelled New Zealand for the first time in Feb and Mar 2016. The experience was everything we had hoped for and then some. The success of our trip was due, in no small part, to Anna and Niall's hospitality and friendly and helpful service. They did everything possible to make our first trip to NZ comfortable - the only problem was they set such a high standard of expectation for service and friendliness that all other experiences were measured against them. I have to say that NZ did not disappoint there either...but that is for another review.

Our Piwiwiwi van was very comfortable and well maintained. It became a warm and cozy home away from home for us for six weeks and performed admirably as we toured all of the North and South Islands...on some very challenging roads. The van didn't miss a beat and we were trouble free for the entire trip. Not that we were worried as Anna and Niall gave us confidence before we left that any trouble that may happen would be dealt with swiftly and with the care that they gave to the service they showed in transporting us from the airport and advising us on the trip.

I would highly recommend Piwiwiwi to anyone visiting New Zealand.

Reviewed 11 months ago and experienced in March 2016

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Jack + Jade Hughes

United Kingdom

Ranking: 10/10

We've just had an incredible 45 day stay in 'Pristine Christine' (our PiwiWiwi camper) adventuring and travelling across both islands! We had so much fun we really didn't want to come home- 6 weeks was only just long enough! Anna and Niall were amazing- loads of great tips and advice as well as the bonus of collection and drop offs (thanks guys!!) The van was perfect- loads of space and everything we could need in the kitchen! The layout inside is great... we even had locals commenting on how good it was! The non-branded exterior was a bonus for us too as it meant we blended in with the locals. We would also recommend hiring the boogie boards with PiwiWiwi (if you aren't already prepped to surf) as we used them all over the place!

We would 100% hire with these guys again!

Reviewed 11 months ago

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Sarah Considine

United States

Ranking: 10/10

The key to our successful 3 week NZ trip!!!! We seriously couldnt have asked for a better company to rent from. This van had everything... surf racks, fully stocked kitchen, comfy bed, reliable transportation.. and then the hosts! Neil and Anna were so helpful. They both gave us some amazing tips that we listened to! We learned about the secret spots in NZ that are worth checking out. Also, having them pick you up and drop you off at the airport was so helpful. Knowing you will be taken care of after a long flight is so nice! Thank you for providing us the most amazing van! :) we will be back.

Reviewed 12 months ago

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Jasper S


Ranking: 10/10

We rented a PiwiWiwi for a month this year, and what an amazing experience it was! It started with the communications and booking of the van. Anna and Niall were very quick to respond to our emails providing a lot of very relevant information for planning our trip. We were very flexible with our planning and Anna and Niall helped us explore the various options until we reached a solution that suited us best.
One of the fantastic options they provide is delivery and pickup from Auckland. We were already in NZ and there was no need to get picked up at the airport. Our hostel was actually a lot further. Also we wanted to spend a few days in Raglan so our transfer was actually a few days before our rental started.
When we arrived at the office to pickup the van everything was very well prepared. The van looked immaculate and all the paperwork was ready. We were provided with a very detailed description of the van and on our request spent quite some time discussing various routes and sights that we wanted to visit. This really helped us make the most of our trip as we were given some excellent tips on campsite locations, attractions, coffee places etc, most of which we would otherwise never have found.
As for the van, well it was just fantastic! During our trip we compared many of the other vans, and very few came close to ours. For starters it had very little markings so you don't stand out as a tourist as much. Secondly the van is very well equipped. The standard equipment you would expect was of a very good quality and there were a lot of nice extra perks. A french press coffee pot with coffee cups with lids to use on the bumpy NZ roads, loads of USB chargers, iPhone plugin for the radio, a nice grill, lovely duvet, extra towels and a safe box to name a few.
Technically the van is easy to drive, and everything performed perfectly; very nice after hearing some other horror stories.

All in all a great rental company that really cares!
Thanks Anna and Niall.

Reviewed 12 months ago and experienced in February 2016

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